If you took a walk in Louisville and threw a rock, there is a 99.9% chance that you will hit a delicious restaurant or a foodie. However, please do not throw rocks. They do hurt. Mixer Direct is located in a city that has become nothing short of a hotbed food scene. With that said, Louisville, Kentucky is also a foodie magnet. What is a foodie you ask? It's a person with a particular interest in food. Coincidentally, Mixer Direct is heavily involved in the food industry. So we thought what better way to celebrate good food and our city than to write about those who talk about food the best. Our goal when we set out to write this blog was to dig deep into the internets and share some unique sources to read.
1.Eat Your World
Eat Your World is a husband and wife team by the name of Scott and Laura Rosen, a a travel writer and a photographer. They are based out of the food heaven known as New York City. Coincidentally, they are also a prime authority on the food scene of the sprawling Big Apple. Who would have guessed? This talented duo has an incredibly strong pulse on culinary travel and culture. Not only do they want to enjoy what the world has to offer in the form of culture and food, they want you to enjoy it with them! One of the best quotes are their site is, "Whether you’re in Bologna or Nashville, we believe that tasting the distinct foods and drinks of a destination is absolutely essential to experiencing it, as they illuminate that region’s unique culture, history, geography, and lore (in tasty edible doses, no less)." This pair of writers are authentic and celebrate what the world has to offer in a refreshing new way.
Sunday Suppers is a communal cooking center located in the ever evolving and growing Williamsburg Brooklyn. This blog and establishment are a celebration of food and community that began in a home around 4 years ago. The heart of this blog and community is a simple love for food.
3.Behind The Food Carts
Food trucks are all the rage these days. Kim and Phil's love of food and their frequent visits to food carts and trucks led them to want to tell stories of the incredible delights people are crafting in mobile kitchens. Their blog initially began in Portland, OR around 2001. Although we would love for you think that we are responsible for discovering this gem, they have over 200,000 followers on tumblr amongst a truck load of awards (pun intended) from various food authorities around the country. You wont be disappointed with this radical blog. The writing is sharp and their photos paint a salivation worthy picture of dishes. Not only do they write awesome reviews, they also excel with recipe sharing. Don't miss out on their first book release in November, Food Truck Road Trip, A Cook Book.
4.The Forest Feast
Erin Gleeson is a talent that should not be missed. This author's photographic recipes bring food to life. Before starting The Forest Feast, Gleeson was a food photographer for several top names around the country. After moving to a cabin on the west coast, the local seasonal ingredients inspired her to start, The Forest Feast. This blog will supply you with all types of healthy recipe ideas that just about anyone could feasibly make with little effort after a long day. This blog is living proof that you can eat healthy and still be a well respected foodie.
5.Poor Man's Feast
Elissa Altman is the founder and author of PoorMansFeast.com. This blog began when the author came to the realization that after numerous high level food industry jobs and the craze of hipster food culture, she valued the simplicity of a good dish. Altman is incredibly clear that she wants readers to, "Think of Poor Man’s Feast as a gigantically long dinner table; everyone — including me — has to behave or they get sent to their room without dinner." Altman is no stranger to cookbooks, in fact she mentions she nearly lost her mind while editing numerous celebrity cookbooks for prestigious publishing companies. So, what is Poor Man’s Feast ultimately about? Well, you will have to read to find out. In the big picture, this blog features recipes and excellent story telling.
6.The Domestic Man
Looking for an honest and humble writer to help you get healthier? Look no further than The Domestic Man blog. Russ Crandall, the author, began this blog after suffering from serious health issues which led to a intensive diet change in 2010. As a result, he writes concise intriguing posts with simple instructions for recipes. He also includes the amount a dish will serve, the time required to prepare, and the difficulty level of cooking. Crandall's recipe are exclusively gluten-free and Paleo-friendly recipes. The recipes are posted every Tuesday and narrow in on "classic, traditional, and international dishes from a historical, linguistic, and cultural perspective".
7.I Am A Food Blog
This is a blog about pure cooking and eating. The author of I Am A Food Blog, Stephanie, is all about cooking dishes inspired by her "favorite restaurants, takeout, or just whatever is in the fridge." All of the photos on the blog are personally cooked and photographed by the author. The recipes on this blog are simple and delicious. Expect a thoughtful combination of different foods. Trust us on this one, you won't be disappointed.
8.Devil & Egg
Devil & Egg is an honest and refreshingly transparent approach to foodie blogs. If you are looking for a writer who will share her victories right alongside her failures in the kitchen, you came to the right place. The author, Caroline, is a mother of two and is a former senior editor at GQ, Glamour, and Saveur (translation she knows how to write and write well). This foodie resource is chock full of fresh content and is all about engaging with the readers. Don't miss out on her recently released cookbook, Keepers. It took home the IACP award for best general cookbook of the year. You can buy it here
Tracy Benjamin is doing something great with the Shutterbean blog out in San Francisco, CA. It's incredible to see awesome modern recipes paired with excellent photographs that make you wish you could take a bite of your computer screen. If you can't get enough of the tasty recipes from Tracy, check out her podcast, Joy the Baker Podcast. This show is also co-hosted by Joy the Baker herself.
10.Not Without Salt
The author of Not Without Salt wants you join her in finding joy in good food. This blog is simple, not busy, concise and easy to digest. Expect straight forward sophisticated takes on everything food, drinks, and desserts. The vivid story telling and the author's talent for connecting life to food and drink is top notch. If we were forced to label Not Without Salt, it would be a welcoming community.